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Pointing at white people and screaming "RACIST!"

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:18 am

The new "big entertainment thing", thanks partly to the internet. I've had it done to me a couple times (very badly and ineffectually) and seen it done to others--always online. Twitter is the most popular vehicle, but sometimes, a private mailing list produces some deeply extreme and disturbing behaviour. Both the right and the left have their respective classes of special loonies.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/06 ... -shor.html

Yes, many of the comments for the article are bonkers. Damn. This is another example of the "Mighty Empire" in decline. If this shit keeps up, the Democratic Party is liable to self-immolate.

As usual, the right is giggling at them:
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/06/ ... iot-study/
https://www.theamericanconservative.com ... avid-shor/

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Re: Pointing at white people and screaming "RACIST!"

Post by badmachine » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:12 am

2016 broke a lot of people.

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Re: Pointing at white people and screaming "RACIST!"

Post by Abd » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:23 pm

Racism is normal human instinctive behavior. it becomes toxic when mixed with hate and arrogance, and the accusation is offensive when it is itself mixed with hatred. The basic reactive instinct is dangerous, like all instinctive responses, but if the racism is not mixed with entrenched hatred or arrogance, it is not difficult to recognize it and compensate.

Hatred of racism is understandable, but probably retards progress, as it encourages denial.

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Re: Pointing at white people and screaming "RACIST!"

Post by Abd » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:30 pm

badmachine wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:12 am
2016 broke a lot of people.
Yes, many. When people break, many become haters. It may seem easier than taking responsibility, and then haters reinforce each other.

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